Guns and Real Life I spent eight years of my early manhood in the US Army, serving the nation I love. Because I was determined to make a career of the Military before I understood the inherent cowardice of the American people, as a unit, I know the difference between Automatic, Semi-Automatic and Single Shot Firearms. In my position as the Crew Chief of the UH-1H, 67806, my weapon of choice was a weapon that fired the Military .30 caliber round, sometimes called the thirty ought six round with a full metal jacket on it. In my case, the weapon fired about 650 rounds a minute... continuous fire. This M60 Machine Gun is, however, not fired continuously by sane people. It is fired in short 3 to 7 or 8 round bursts to prevent burning the barrel out. I was also issued an M16, fully automatic, rifle that I turned in rusted and clogged shut because it did not work to my liking. I captured an AK47 that fired the same round as my M60 because of the knock down power. So... what am I ranting about? The Liberal Left now has a sick, sick, poster child to push the disarmament of the American Public. The AR15 used in the Newtown murders of the children and the teachers fires the same round the M16 fired that I disliked so much. The .30 caliber round is 3/10ths of and inch in diameter and the AR15 round is .223 caliber. The round is just under a quarter of an inch, weighs, considerably, less and was, in large, the reason I hated the weapon so much. But, this is the weapon and the Ammo they are out to ban. If I were to go off my rocker and I wanted to hurt somebody, I would break out a 1911 Colt 45 and if I wanted them dead, out comes my 12 Gage Pump Shot Gun, loaded with 12 Gage Slugs and for personal defense I'll have a box of Double Ought. With a 12 Gage Slug I put a hole in a 1/8th sheet of steel I can, often, place three fingers through. From 25 feet with the Double Ought Round it makes a hole for my fist to go through and from farther back it sprays .30 caliber lead balls everywhere. People, that AR15 did not murder the first teacher nor did it murder those children! A young man, mad at his mother did that. On the same day, in China, a man committed a mass murder of children, in their school, with a hatchet. So... what's next... sharpened pencils? Obama has split this nation into divisive groups and now he is seeking to divide us into sub catagories... did none of you study history and learn the lessons to be had from Adolph Hitler?